Start Your Engines! The Eighth Annual Motorama Is This Sunday
North Adams will host its eighth annual Motorama on Sunday, Aug. 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Main, Holden and Eagle Streets will be closed to all but pedestrian traffic as downtown North Adams fills with cars, trucks, motorcycles, snowmobiles, tractors and more. Anything with a motor is welcome.
iBerkshires.com reports Motorama brought more than 500 vehicles to North Adams last year, and this year looks like it will draw a record attendance. If you’re interested in exhibiting your vehicle register beginning at 7:30 a.m. this Sunday. The cost to enter a vehicle is $15, No charge for spectators.
In addition to looking at meticulously restored and maintained vehicles, attendees can enjoy music from WUPE radio, 50/50 raffles, food, and shopping downtown.
This year, the PopCares swap meet will take place in the Steeple City Plaza parking lot on the south side of Main Street. Patrons can shop both car and craft vendors.
Saturday evening it’s a free Motorama concert and cruise-in, featuring the Whiskey Treaty Roadshow.
Gates open at 4 p.m.; music begins at 5 p.m.
The event is run in collaboration with the city of North Adams' Office of Community Events and event organizers, including Joe Dean of Dean’s Quality Automotive, Jeff Sylvester from McAndrews-King and Daryl Roy from NAPA Auto Parts as well as a group of hard-working volunteers. The Berkshire County Night CruZers car club will lend a hand during the event by handling registration and the 50/50 raffles and announcements happening throughout the day.
All proceeds from the show will be donated to local charities and gives charities a chance to fundraise during the event.
A parking ban will be in effect in the following locations beginning at midnight the night before the event. The ban includes: Main Street, Eagle Street, North Church Street, Ashland Street between Main and Summer Streets, and in portions of the Steeple City Plaza Parking Lot (the row closest to TD Bank and All Saint's Church).
In the case of extreme inclement weather, the rain date is Saturday, Sept. 1.